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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for getfattr (redhat section 1)

GETFATTR(1)				  File Utilities			      GETFATTR(1)

NAME
       getfattr - get extended attributes of filesystem objects

SYNOPSIS
       getfattr [-hRLP] -n name [-e en] pathname...
       getfattr [-hRLP] -d [-e en] [-m pattern] pathname...

DESCRIPTION
       For  each  file,  getfattr displays the file name, and the set of extended attribute names
       (and optionally values) which are associated with that file.

       The output format of getfattr -d is as follows:
	       1:  # file: somedir/
	       2:  user.name0="value0"
	       3:  user.name1="value1"
	       4:  user.name2="value2"
	       5:  ...

       Line 1 identifies the file name for which the following lines  are  being  reported.   The
       remaining  lines  (lines  2  to 4 above) show the name and value pairs associated with the
       specified file.

   OPTIONS
       -n name, --name=name
	   Dump the value of the named extended attribute extended attribute.

       -d, --dump
	   Dump the values of all extended attributes associated with pathname.

       -e en, --encoding=en
	   Encode values after retrieving them.  Valid	values	of  en	are  "text",  "hex",  and
	   "base64".   Values  encoded	as  text strings are enclosed in double quotes ("), while
	   strings encoded as hexidecimal and base64 are prefixed with 0x and 0s, respectively.

       -h, --no-dereference
	   Do not follow symlinks.  If pathname is a symbolic link, the symbolic link  itself  is
	   examined, rather than the file the link refers to.

       -m pattern, --match=pattern
	   Only  include  attributes  with  names  matching  the regular expression pattern.  The
	   default value for pattern is "^user\\.", -m which includes all the attributes  in  the
	   user namespace.  Refer to attr(5) for a more detailed discussion on namespaces.

       --absolute-names
	   Do  not strip leading slash characters ('/').  The default behaviour is to strip lead-
	   ing slash characters.

       --only-values
	   Dump out the extended attribute value(s) only.

       -R, --recursive
	   List the attributes of all files and directories recursively.

       -L, --logical
	   Logical walk, follow symbolic links.  The default behaviour is to follow symbolic link
	   arguments, and to skip symbolic links encountered in subdirectories.

       -P, --physical
	   Physical walk, skip all symbolic links.  This also skips symbolic link arguments.

       --version
	   Print the version of getfattr and exit.

       --help
	   Print help explaining the command line options.

       --  End	of command line options.  All remaining parameters are interpreted as file names,
	   even if they start with a dash character.

AUTHOR
       Andreas Gruenbacher,  <a.gruenbacher@computer.org>  and	the  SGI  XFS  development  team,
       <linux-xfs@oss.sgi.com>.

       Please send your bug reports or comments to these addresses.

SEE ALSO
       setfattr(1), and attr(5).

Dec 2001			       Extended Attributes			      GETFATTR(1)


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